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Vibration exercise study finds some relief for fibromyalgia

From sciencedaily.com

Whole-body vibration exercise may reduce pain symptoms and improve aspects of quality of life in individuals diagnosed with fibromyalgia, research shows. Whole-body vibration exercise involves standing, sitting or lying on a machine with a vibrating platform that causes muscles to contract and relax as the machine vibrates.

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over 4 years
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Fibromyalgia: A New Paradigm?

From medpagetoday.com

Small fiber neuropathy, rather than central sensitization, may be responsible for the pain associated with fibromyalgia, some researchers have hypothesized.
Skin biopsies revealed lower mean epidermal nerve fiber density among patients with fibromyalgia compared with controls at both the calf (5.8 versus 7.4, P<0.0002) and thigh (9.3 versus 11.3, P<0.0007), according…

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almost 5 years
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The Fallacy of Narrow Views on Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

From about.com

Most of us have seen or heard it, and many have probably thought it, as well: That person's nowhere near as sick as I am, so they can't possibly have the same thing.
It's understandable. When you have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, you can face a lot of undeserved harsh…

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almost 5 years
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Sympathetic Nervous System Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, IBS & IC

From about.com

A new review of nearly 200 studies advances the theory of sympathetic nervous-system dysfunction in four common overlapping conditions:
Fibromyalgia (FMS), Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and Interstitial cystitis (IC, bladder pain). Researchers day that the body of literature demonstrates sympathetic dysfunction in all of these conditions, suggesting…

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almost 5 years
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Metabolic Abnormalities in Fibromyalgia

From about.com

Research Brief Many fibromyalgia experts have long believed the condition is associated with an abnormal metabolism, which can lead to weight problems and difficulty losing weight. A new study gives us an idea what may be going on. Researchers looked at indicators of what's called "adiposity," which is the clinical…

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almost 5 years
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Widespread symptoms of fibromyalgia begin in brain

From chieftain.com

Turns out, it is in your head. The origin of fibromyalgia, which causes muscle and joint pain and extreme fatigue, has been debated for years: Is the body or the mind to blame? "Initially, in the 1980s, it was thought that it originated in the muscles," says Dr. Divakara Kedlaya…

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almost 5 years
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Fibromyalgia -- what is known and unknown

From wrvo.org

Imagine being in a large amount of pain and not knowing the cause. Or, having a disorder that’s not recognized by a significant amount of medical professionals. This cloud of uncertainty hangs over the millions that suffer from fibromyalgia, a disorder with an unknown cause and limited treatments.
This week on…

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almost 5 years
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Fibromyalgia Exercise Studies: What Works & Why?

From about.com

I know - the last thing most of us with fibromyalgia want to hear is how great exercise is for us, when we know that a little too much exertion will land us on the couch for a few miserable days. I believe we can learn from these studies, though…

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almost 5 years
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Weird Nerve Pains in Fibromyalgia

From about.com

I once had a neurologist tell me that he and his colleagues see all kinds of nerve-related weirdness from those of us with fibromyalgia. He indicated that nothing really surprises him anymore.
I wish I could call him up whenever something weird happened to me, because now and then something can…

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almost 5 years
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Being Overweight, Inactive Tied to Increased Fibromyalgia Risk - Regular activity can help ward off pain.

From shar.es

A study suggests that being overweight or inactive may increase a woman’s risk of developing fibromyalgia – a condition characterized by widespread muscle pain and fatigue.
The 2009 study also found that regular physical activity may be somewhat protective when it comes to muscle pain. Women in the study who reported…

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almost 5 years